History of Chemistry: Computer Language Essay

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These days, we take the pretty graphical user of Windows for granted, but getting there wasn’t intuitive. The blinking cursor of operating systems like DOS is the most obvious interface for a computer, because what could be more intuitive than telling a computer what you want it to do in English? The only problem is that computers were not smart enough to understand English and to work out what users wanted them to do, so computers had to have their own language and to accept command and what had started out as an intuitive idea became a very high barrier to entry to most amateurs.
The new, but old computers were made for machines like carpet weaving and rope weaving. But before anybody really knew about computers, (because they where new), the Space Exploration Group took up computers like a sponge takes up water. Then came the military, who started using computers for messages and supplies. Old computers were very big and they weren’t very easy to move. Another problem was they used up millions of times more energy then we use today for just one laptop. Every little bit of technology is controlled by a chip, a computer chip. A computer is a programmable machine designed to sequentially and automatically carry out a sequence of arithmetic or logical operations.[1] The computer was used mainly for machines. Today they are used for almost anything, from your car lights to street lights, calculators and phones; they all have computer chips that came from computers. The first…